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Cleveland Clinic Enters First Adult Medical Oncology Program Affiliation

Affiliation with Cadence Health in Illinois to Help Provide Advanced Care for Patients

February 13, 2012

Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute is entering an adult medical oncology affiliation with Cadence Health in Winfield, Ill., the newly named health system created through the merger of Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

This is Cleveland Clinic’s first national affiliation in adult medical oncology. U.S.News & World Report has ranked Cleveland Clinic among the top 10 cancer centers nationally for two straight years.

“Our affiliation with Cadence Health will help enhance patient care by providing the latest treatments available, along with greater access to clinical trials,” said Brian J. Bolwell, MD, chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute. “We will work together to achieve the highest standards of care and the best outcomes for our patients.”

The affiliation is similar to Cleveland Clinic’s heart surgery affiliation established in 2010 with Central DuPage Hospital – one of eight heart surgery affiliations Cleveland Clinic has entered nationally.

Once the adult medical oncology program affiliation is fully implemented by late 2012, Cadence Health patients will have access to treatment protocols, clinical trials, and additional research opportunities that are offered through Cleveland Clinic and currently unavailable in the Chicago area.

“Cadence Health patients already have local access to comprehensive cancer care and state-of-the-art technology, including a world class proton therapy center,” said Luke McGuinness, Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Health. “The new affiliation with Cleveland Clinic will raise the bar even higher for regional cancer care, bringing our patients the expertise of one of the leading cancer centers in the world. We are eager to build on our successful relationship with this top health care provider and offer more advanced care to our patients.”

In 2010, Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute had nearly 300,000 patient visits and enrolled more than 1,300 patients in 247 clinical trials.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic Health System includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals and 18 Family Health Centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and opening in 2013, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2010, there were 4 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 167,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 100 countries. Visit us at www.clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

Media Contacts

Cleveland Clinic: Stephanie Jansky, 216.636.5869, janskys@ccf.org
Cadence Health: Laura Jacobs, 312.228.6885, laura_jacobs@cdh.org